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Wills and How to Read Them

Saturday 29th September 2018

Wills are a wonderful source for genealogists- they can give you not only family relationships but also an idea of how our ancestors lived and even who they liked or disliked. The course will show you how wills can help you research your family, how to find them and their associated documents and practical advice on how to interpret the handwriting. Reading exercises will be included to give you hands on experience to reading wills.

The course timetable is as follows :-


10.15   Registration
10.30   Introduction - why are wills important
10.45   Pre 1858 Wills and other Probate Documents 
12.00   Post 1858 Wills
12.30   Luncheon
1.30    Introduction to Reading Wills
2.00    Reading Wills
4.00    Guidelines for Transcription and Abstraction
4.30    Summing up and Depart

Price and Booking

Rate : £55.00
Student Rate : £49.00

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